I walked down the path to the beautiful ranch house at Leo Carillo Ranch, and I reminisced about my senior year of high school. Connor is graduating from my alma mater (SM you KNOW!), and while my old high school looks completely different, I remember the all the excitement that pulses through your veins as a senior, especially in the last semester. Connor is going away for college, and I remembered what that was like for me. Everything you've known for most of your life, all your routines, most friends, hang outs... they all change when you graduate. There is a new sense of freedom, but with is a huge responsibility.
Talking with Connor came pretty easy. He's like an old soul. He was humble, quiet, and I would bet he is one loyal friend. I know that Connor will succeed, and I also know that he will fail, because moving out and growing up promises both. But I think his humbleness and loyalty will help him navigate those failures and successes with grace. It was great to get to know him, and I am excited to see him conquer life.